Sexual Assault

696 petitions

Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to Spotify, Apple Music, TIDAL, YouTube

Remove the Video of Evan Rachel Wood's Sexual Assault From ALL Video/Streaming Platforms

“Heart-Shaped Glasses” is a video on YouTube that has over 32 million views: Link here, for reporting purposes. The video and/or song is also located on TIDAL, Apple Music, and Spotify. These Decision Maker’s have now been added to this petition as of 03/20/22.  According to Evan Rachel Wood,  Marilyn Manson raped Evan by penetration during filming which was not planned and while she was under the influence, and this is shown in the video. In her HBO two-part documentary, she states that she did not consent, she was given drugs, absinthe, and he penetrated her. While she might not be able to charge him as the statute of limitations passed, this video should not be on the internet. She speaks about this specific instance of rape, as well as goes into detail about the fact he would continue to rape what he thought was her unconscious body. Survivors and allies need to come together to remove things like this. This should not still be allowed on YouTube, or circulating anywhere for that matter. Evan has re-victimized herself over and over again to create change and a statute of limitations in the state of California, and doesn’t deserve a constant reminder of her sexual assault on the internet.   According to YouTube specifically, if a video violates the Community Guidelines and Policies, they are supposed to remove it. There’s new information that has come to light, and should cause YouTube to remove this video. The video violates the Guidelines and Policies in these aspects:  1. Pornography or depicting sexual acts, genitals, or fetishes for the purpose of sexual gratification on any surface (such as video, text, audio, images) 2. Nudity or partial nudity for the purpose of sexual gratification 3. Non-consensual sex acts or unwanted sexualization 4. Violent, graphic, or humiliating fetish content where the purpose is sexual gratification You can help by: 1. Signing/Sharing 2. Reporting the video, if you have the option 3. Tweeting YouTube, as well as the CEO, @SusanWojcicki 4. Contact YouTube via Facebook/Instagram 5. If you have an eligible channel, contact the Creator Support Team 6. You can also contact YouTube at the address below. Google LLC, D/B/A YouTube901 Cherry Ave.San Bruno, CA 94066USA Spotify Contact Page: Apple Music Contact Page: TIDAL Contact Page: When it comes to intimate partner violence (IPV), it does not always happen behind closed doors. There are often other people that witness these events, which creates the bystander effect (the theory that states that individuals are less likely to help a victim while others are present). There were witnesses present for the taping of this video who are stating that Evan was under the influence and couldn’t consent, as well as they were disturbed about her well-being. Research shows that about a third of the time, if a bystander is present victims report higher rates of injury, greater disruption in their routines, as well as poorer mental health (Taylor et Al., 2019). Evan has been very forthcoming with her claims that Manson horribly abused her and even after so many years away from him, her fear shows what trauma, abuse, isolation, assault, and blackmail can do to you. Until you’ve been in a relationship with a narcissist, it may not make sense, but it is extremely hard to break away because of the isolation, love-bombing, and whatever illusion they have created to make you feel loved.  The hope is for platforms to take down this video/song, and seriously consider taking down his channel (if not now, pending the charges/conviction from the current court cases from his other partners who were assaulted). References: Taylor E, Banyard V, Grych J, Hamby S. Not All Behind Closed Doors: Examining Bystander Involvement in Intimate Partner Violence. J Interpers Violence. 2019 Sep;34(18):3915-3935. doi: 10.1177/0886260516673629. Epub 2016 Oct 22. PMID: 29294613.  

Victoria Ambrose
68,625 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Stephanie Chang, Laurie Pohutsky, Abraham Aiyash, Darrin Camilleri, Jeremy Moss, Ranjeev Puri, Kelly A. Breen, Amos O'Neal, Joe Tate

Reform Michigan's Child Sexual Abuse Laws

As a survivor of child sexual abuse, I am calling upon the Michigan Legislature to reform child sexual abuse laws, including reintroducing legislation that eliminates the statute of limitations on child sexual abuse (given that all are entitled to justice and recognizing the amount of time it takes many survivors of CSA to come forward), or, at the very least substantially extends them. The survivors of child sexual abuse deserve a window to justice. The Michigan Legislature must take a stand against lobbyists that have thwarted previous attempts to hold perpetrators accountable. The people of Michigan and the survivors of child sexual abuse have had enough of this egregious pandering to institutions that have covered up decades of child sexual abuse within their state. The 102th Michigan Legislature needs to call for a coalition of experts to once again reexamine this issue. The disgraceful ad hominem attacks on experts such as Prof. Marci A. Hamilton must end. With this petition, I am calling for a sincere fact-finding investigation by the Michigan Legislature on how to best proceed with statue of limitation reform on child sexual abuse. The crushing burden of child sexual abuse needs to be shifted from the survivors to the offenders. Lobbyists have exaggerated some statute of limitations reform economic impacts that pale in comparison to the overall impact of child sexual abuse in the United States. An honest study of these impacts will reveal that the facts are on the side of the survivors and not the powerful institutions that seek to protect these criminals and their profits. A window to justice is only one important step towards reforming Michigan’s child sexual abuse laws. Another important step forward is for the State of Michigan to consider screening for adverse childhood experiences. California has taken a bold step towards screening for adverse childhood experiences. The CDC has identified multiple damaging impacts that adverse childhood experiences can create and Michigan needs to act in a comprehensive way to address this issue. With this petition, I am calling for the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services to study screening for adverse childhood experiences. The Michigan Senate Health Policy and Human Services Committee and the Michigan House Health Policy Committee can and should hold hearings on addressing the problem of adverse childhood experiences. Update: Michigan HCR2 A concurrent resolution to declare Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) a critical health issue, commit the Legislature to action, and encourage the Governor to direct agencies to assess and report progress on reducing ACEs. The courts and the legislature must consider the impact court revictimization can have on survivors. Closed-circuit television (CCTV) testimony is a possible victim-centered solution to this problem. Survivors of sexual abuse currently endure excruciating trauma by having to confront their abusers in court, the argument that CCTV testimony violates a defendant’s right to confrontation has been debunked. CCTV testimony for child and adult survivors is an effective way to solve this problem. Studies currently show that CCTV testimony has no impact on jury deliberation. Michigan’s sexual abuse laws must be informed by traumatology and avoid causing further injury to the survivors. The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services currently has specific guidance for law enforcement responses to sexual assault. With this petition, I am calling for the MDHHS to create a Model Policy that addresses child sexual abuse exclusively. The problems that law enforcement face with conducting child sexual assault investigations are unique and should be appropriately addressed. Additionally, I am calling for the 100th Michigan Legislature, MDHHS, and the Michigan Department of Attorney General to address gaps and cohesion issues with child advocacy centers (CACs), increase funding and coverage of CACs, and create a Michigan Department of Attorney General Child Abuse Task Force that consists of multidisciplinary teams to address the systemic and widespread problem of child sexual abuse.With this petition, I am calling for the Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS), the Michigan Senate Insurance and Banking Committee, and the Michigan House of Representatives Insurance Committee to create mandates that require insurance carriers to cover negligent child sexual abuse, this will create much needed deterrence to reduce the risk of child sexual abuse within youth-serving organizations. In addition to this bold step, DIFS and the legislative insurance committees can and should require insurance carriers to conduct prerequisite annual child protection audits of youth-serving organizations with stiff penalties including coverage termination. The 102th Michigan Legislature has the opportunity to be on the right side of history and stand with the survivors of child sexual abuse. Governor Gretchen Whitmer has already voiced her support for these reforms, the legislature needs to follow suit to help victims of child sexual abuse. Please take action NOW!New CDC Data Underscores Need to Address Adverse Childhood Experiences a Multidisciplinary Team To Investigate Child Abuse year's losses for child sexual abuse in US top $9 billion, new study suggests economic burden of child sexual abuse in the United States. SEXUAL ABUSE STATISTICS Estimated Annual Cost of Child Abuse and Neglect Impact of Child Sexual Abuse Sex Abuse Survivors Face Lifelong Financial Burdens Catholic Church and Boy Scouts are lobbying against child abuse statutes. This is their playbook INFLUENCING STATE:How the Catholic Church Spent Millions AgainstSurvivors of Clergy Abuse many abused by priests, no window for justice Sex Abuse Statistics for Statute of Limitations of Child Abuse & Neglect Archdiocese transfers assets; critics say it's a shell game the Archdiocese of Detroit awaits its judgment day, it plays hide-and-seek with its money — including a Cayman Islands venture

Stephen Flores
1,636 supporters
Update posted 1 month ago

Petition to Louisiana State House

Pass a Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights in Louisiana

In Louisiana, civil rights are not guaranteed to sexual assault survivors. Instead, they are left to navigate a confusing system alone. In the wake of COVID-19, sexual assault reports have only increased. The 1.3 million survivors in Louisiana need these civil rights protections now more than ever before. Passing a Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights in Louisiana will help survivors receive the resources, assistance, and protections they need to begin healing. That’s why I hope you’ll join me in calling on Louisiana to pass a Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights that will guarantee comprehensive, common-sense civil rights for survivors: Key Rights: The right to a sexual assault evidence collection (SAEC) kit tracking system. The right to access your own medical record related to a rape kit examination. The right to not have your rape kit destroyed before either 20 years or the statute of limitations has passed (whichever is longer). The right to be notified of your civil rights related to a sexual assault. The right to a copy of your police report. This is a crisis for the 1.3 million survivors across Louisiana, and it's time for our legislators to do something about it. Legislators in Louisiana must pass the Survivors’ Bill of Rights and provide survivors the comprehensive, common-sense rights they deserve. Sign this petition, then learn more at our website -- and if you have a few extra minutes, share this petition on Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.   

Cadence Dobias
33,823 supporters